Prairie News

Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 17th November 2022, by kristinm
The Salvation Army Prairie Division has lots of opportunities to share the Christmas spirit by volunteering. Most of our volunteer opportunities are open to individuals or groups of any age and ability and don’t require any previous experience. If you’re a reliable, friendly person with a positive attitude come join us for one of our  […]

Christmas Across the Prairie Division

Posted on 2nd November 2022, by kristinm
The Christmas season is a time of joy for many but rising costs and the stress of feeding extended family and providing toys for children may keep some families from celebrating. Throughout the year, The Salvation Army strives to help those in need. We provide access to food banks, community/family services and affordable shopping at  […]

Shopping with Points at the Kenora Food Bank

Posted on 20th October 2022, by kristinm
Sandra stands infront of canned goods in a food bank
There’s a new experience waiting for people visiting the food bank at The Salvation Army in Kenora. The new grocery store model allows people to come in a shop for the foods they prefer, using a points system. Now clients have a say in the foods they receive. Sandra Poole is the community ministries director,  […]

Emergency Disaster Services on Display

Posted on 10th October 2022, by kristinm
The Salvation Army Prairie Division’s Emergency Disaster Services team were excited to be a part of this year’s National Indigenous Fire Safety Council’s Safety Conference in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan September 28th to October 1st, 2022. Our participation included a trade show booth and introductory training regarding The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services. We also had  […]

Delivering CRUcial Services

Posted on 21st September 2022, by kristinm
In times of distress, a large white truck with red lettering rolls up, opens a window and the smell of fresh hot coffee wafts in the air: The Salvation Army is here to support communities, partner agencies and first responders. The Community Response Unit or CRU is a heavy-duty vehicle outfitted with a full kitchen  […]

Supplies to Start the School Year Off Right

Posted on 8th August 2022, by kristinm
A teacher stands in front of shelves lined with school supplies
On the first day of school this fall, some 350 backpacks full of goodies will be distributed amongst eight Kenora area elementary schools to help students get a leg up this school year. The backpacks will contain a reusable water bottle, thermal lunch kit and other school necessities. For some students this will mean the  […]

10 Years On and Going Strong

Posted on 29th July 2022, by kristinm
Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Celebrates 10 Years Serving the Community   Nestled next to a park at 51 Morrow Ave in Winnipeg is The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre (BMFRC). The Centre offers a range of community programming serving all age groups from children to seniors. This week the BMFRC marks 10  […]

From Forest Paths to Future Paths

Posted on 18th July 2022, by kristinm
Summer camp is a time for fun: for exploring, playing, learning and growing. For many children it’s often an opportunity to be their own person outside of their homes or their first time away from home. For city kids, it may be a rare opportunity to try outdoor activities and spend time in nature.  It’s  […]
Woman in Salvation Army uniform smiling
The Salvation Army Food Bank in Portage la Prairie thrives thanks to a supportive community and wonderful volunteers. “Portage really is special” says Major Brenda Hammond, explaining that the need in Portage is greater than in nearby Winnipeg or Brandon. During the pandemic, the food bank became indispensable, a truly essential service and they were  […]